The Franklin Center for Innovation is dedicated to fostering a culture of creativity, exploration, and collaboration. Our mission is centered around the belief that everyone has the potential to create, innovate, and contribute to the world around them. At the core of our mission is the desire to encourage people to actively engage in the act of making – whether it be through traditional craftsmanship, digital fabrication, or artistic expression.

Through our various programs, workshops, and events, we strive to provide a platform for individuals to discuss their ideas, share their knowledge, and turn their dreams into reality. We believe in the power of community and aim to create a supportive environment where members can connect with like-minded individuals, learn from each other, and collaborate on projects that inspire them.

One of our primary objectives is to promote STEAM education – that is, education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. We believe that these disciplines provide the foundation for innovation and are essential for addressing the challenges of the future. By offering STEAM-focused workshops and educational resources, we aim to empower individuals of all ages to develop the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly complex and technology-driven world.

In addition to promoting STEAM education, we are also committed to embracing open source values. We believe in the importance of transparency, collaboration, and the free exchange of ideas. By embracing open source principles, we aim to democratize access to knowledge and empower individuals to freely share, modify, and build upon each other's work.

Furthermore, we recognize the value of skill sharing and mentorship within our community. Through mentorship programs, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and networking events, we strive to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and expertise among our members and industry professionals. By fostering a culture of lifelong learning and collaboration, we aim to empower individuals to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on the world around them.

In essence, the Franklin Center for Innovation is a vibrant community dedicated to inspiring creativity, fostering innovation, and empowering individuals to pursue their passions. Join us as we embark on this journey of exploration, discovery, and growth together.